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Legend of Tea Grades

 

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Legend of Tea Grades (Camellia Sinensis)

BLACK TEA - BROKEN LEAF  Orthodox (Traditional Rolled Leaf) & CTC (Crush Tear Curl manufacture)
BOP= Broken Orange Pekoe = the main broken leaf grade
FBOP= Flower Broken Orange Pekoe = Larger coarser broken grade
GFBOP= Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe = balance broken leaf with some tip
P= Pekoe = Bold, uneven broken
BP= Broken Pekoe = chopped, stalk like broken
BLACK TEA - FULL LEAF 
OP= Orange Pekoe = Orange tinge to black Wiry long leaf type
FOP= Flower Orange Pekoe = balanced long leaf shorter than OP
GFOP = Golden Orange pekoe = neater better roll FOP
TGFOP= Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe = Stylish FOP with tip
FTGFOP= Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe = Stylish very tippyFOP
SFTGFOP= Special Fine Tippy Golden Flower Orange Pekoe = Superior Stylish Tippy FOP
CTC - CRUSH TEAR CURL
BPS= Broken Pekoe Souchong = Grapenutty, Ball like
BOP= Broken Orange Pekoe = Smaller type ball like appearance
GREEN TEA - Grades
Gunpowder Leaves rolled into tiny balls from one to three mm diameter
Chun Mee Rolled leaves approximately one centimetre long
Sencha Whole, unrolled leaves, also called "natural leaf"
Matcha

powdered tea

 




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